Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pearl Egg Topiaries

I have been incredibly behind in my holiday decorating lately, which is a true testament to how much is going on around here! Anyway, when I had a day to sit down and work on a project, I knew that it was going to have to be quick, easy and worth it. Here is what I came up with:


With less than $10.00 and an hour of working time, these sweet pearl egg topiaries were created.

Here is how. I took cardboard eggs (purchased for .34 cents with an additional 50% off each!) and painted them white. (I tried one with a plastic egg too, and it works just as well, though I am assuming it would be more difficult to paint white!)

Then I hot glued the light weight eggs onto a dowel rod that I painted a fun spring-y green.

Next, I started wrapping pearl beaded string around in a circular motion, from the bottom up. I dotted the string with hot glue as I went to secure it in place.


When I was finished, I tied a coral colored ribbon around the dowel rod to add a little finishing touch. The green and the coral really made each other's color 'pop!'

I didn't plan ahead for what I was going to use to make my topiary stand up in my teacups. So, I resorted to a last minute technique of sticking it in my daughter's play dough as a temporary measure. I was pretty impressed with how well it worked. I am still looking into more permanent solutions.

I covered it with grass and voila! A set of topiaries just awaiting a fun Easter table display.

I'll be linking to these parties this week. Hope you will stop by and find some great spring inspiration there!

Happy Thursday!

25 comments:

Tiffany April 7, 2011 at 6:39 AM  

LOVE these! So perfectly simple and absolutely adorable! I need to make some! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica April 7, 2011 at 7:39 AM  

Very pretty, Patrice! I love the way they turned out!

Amanda April 7, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

great idea!

Erin A April 7, 2011 at 8:52 AM  

Cute! They look great in the little teacups!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ April 7, 2011 at 8:59 AM  

Those are very cute!! And love the tea cups they just give it a little extra something :) would love if you'd stop by my blog sometime :) Have a great day!

Livvy April 7, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

LOVE! Def. going to be making some of these!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts April 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM  

Those are adorable!

Jodi April 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

I love these, they are super cute, thanks for sharing!

Jodi

Sweeter Hours April 7, 2011 at 7:31 PM  

How sweet and pretty!

Jami Nato April 7, 2011 at 9:48 PM  

this is seriously so cute. in love.

Robyn April 8, 2011 at 4:06 AM  

Visiting from The Shabby Nest!

These are a brilliant idea! So quick, so easy, so cheap. My kind of craft ;-)

Great blog.

Blue Ridge Altered Art April 8, 2011 at 5:52 AM  

These are so cute and very elegant. ~~Sherry~~

RoseMarie April 8, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

Found you via Somewhat Simple--These are really pretty! Shared on my FB page!
RM, Home Confetti
facebook.com/homeconfetti

Sommer April 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM  

FANTASTIC! I love how they shimmer with the pearls. I was thinking you were crazy to do these with little pearl beads until I realized it was a strand of them lol. I'd be thrilled to have you link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

Audrey April 8, 2011 at 11:07 PM  

I love these!! So cute!!

Audrey
@adaywithadomesticengineer.blogspot.com

Terri Weston April 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM  

CLASSY! Love it. I love doing EASY crafts, have to try tis one, it would make a unique placecard holder, possibly a napkin holder if glued on a mini vine wreath depending of the size of the egg. What d you think?

Heidi April 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM  

I love these! They are so sophisticated! They would be great used as a centerpiece for a Tea Party! I just started my Easter decorating too - the weather in these parts haven't had me in a very springy mood until the last few days!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com April 10, 2011 at 10:11 PM  

Such a fun idea. I love it!

I shared it on my TT&J Facebook page and stumbled it :)

xox
Jen

The Hip Hostess April 11, 2011 at 5:52 AM  

Charming, simply charming. An elegant Easter centerpiece, but can also see these at a baby shower~ Nicely done, thank you for sharing this little lovely.

Annalea April 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM  

darling! and an excellent use of playdough :-) visiting from the girl creative.

Jensamom23 April 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM  

Super cute!

Jen-CraftOManiac April 12, 2011 at 11:54 AM  

I adore these sweet elegant pearl eggs. Going to FB them on my CraftOManiac FB page. winks- jen

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish April 12, 2011 at 10:02 PM  

Adorable!! I love these! I had to feature them in my latest post on great Easter ideas - they are so cute in the little teacups! Love it!

Kimberly from "bugaboo" April 13, 2011 at 5:45 PM  

I love these! I've seen a lot of Easter Decor I'm not crazy about, but these are lovely.

Saw them on TT creative Share.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made April 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM  

These are stunning! So simple and elegant! Bookmarking this for next year!

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